United States presidential election in Mississippi, 2012

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United States presidential election in Mississippi, 2012
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Nominee Mitt Romney Barack Obama
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Massachusetts Illinois
Running mate Paul Ryan Joe Biden
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 710,746 562,949
Percentage 55.29% 43.79%

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County Results

President before election

Barack Obama

Elected President

Barack Obama

The 2012 United States presidential election in Mississippi took place on November 6, 2012 as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Mississippi voters chose six electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote pitting incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama and his running mate, Vice President Joe Biden, against Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and his running mate, Congressman Paul Ryan.

Romney and Ryan won Mississippi with 55.3% of the popular vote to Obama's and Biden's 43.8%, thus winning the state's six electoral votes.[1] Mississippi was one of just six states where Obama improved on his 2008 performance. According to exit polls, the black vote share in Mississippi increased from 33% in 2008 to 36% in 2012, likely explaining Obama's gains.[2] This was the strongest showing for a Democratic presidential candidate in Mississippi since native Southerner Bill Clinton's 44.08% in 1996.

General Election


United States presidential election in Mississippi, 2012
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 710,746 55.29% 6
Democratic Barack Obama Joe Biden 562,949 43.79% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson Jim Gray 6,676 0.52% 0
Constitution Virgil Goode Jim Clymer 2,609 0.20% 0
Green Jill Stein Cheri Honkala 1,588 0.12% 0
Reform Barbara Dale Washer Cathy L. Toole 1,016 0.08% 0
Totals 1,285,584 100.00% 6

Democratic primary

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Republican primary

Mississippi Republican primary, 2012
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Candidate Rick Santorum Newt Gingrich
Party Republican Republican
Home state Pennsylvania Georgia
Delegate count 13 12
Popular vote 96,258 91,612
Percentage 32.73% 31.15%

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Candidate Mitt Romney Ron Paul
Party Republican Republican
Home state Massachusetts Texas
Delegate count 12 0
Popular vote 90,161 12,955
Percentage 30.66% 4.40%

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Results by county. Dark green indicates a county won by Santorum, purple by Gingrich, orange by Romney.

The Republican primary took place on March 13, 2012, the same day as the Alabama Republican primary and the Hawaii Republican caucuses.[3][4] After the open election, 37 bound delegates and three unbound delegates will go to the Republican National Convention.[5]

Mississippi Republican primary, 2012[6][7]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
America Symbol.svg Rick Santorum 96,258 32.73% 13
Newt Gingrich 91,612 31.15% 12
Mitt Romney 90,161 30.66% 14
Ron Paul 12,955 4.40% 0
Rick Perry 1,350 0.46% 0
Michele Bachmann 971 0.33% 0
Jon Huntsman, Jr. 413 0.14% 0
Gary Johnson 392 0.13% 0
Unprojected delegates: 3
Total: 294,112 100% 40

See also


  1. "2012 Presidential Election Results - Mississippi". Retrieved 5 January 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "2012 Exit Polls - Mississippi". Retrieved 5 January 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Primary and Caucus Printable Calendar". CNN. Retrieved January 11, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Presidential Primary Dates" (PDF). Federal Election Commission. Retrieved January 23, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Mississippi Republican – The Green Papers
  6. http://www.sos.ms.gov/elections/electionresults/Republican%20Certification_2012%20Primary.pdf
  7. "Mississippi Republican Primary - Election Results - Election 2012". The New York Times.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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